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Doris May Forrester Aldridge
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1924
Coke County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 2012

Doris May Aldridge, age 88, resident of Edgewood, NM, passed away on Monday night, September 24, 2012. Doris was born in Bronte, TX on January 20, 1924, to Jesse and Maggie (Wilson) Forrester. Doris grew up in Iraan, Texas, played flute and piccolo, and loved learning. Doris attended Iraan, Texas elementary and high school, graduating in 1940 at the age of 16, as valedictorian of her class. Doris attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, TX, receiving a bachelor of arts in education, in 1943. In 1956 she received her master's in Elementary Education from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, TX and did post-graduate doctoral work at Texas Christian University. Doris was an elementary (5th grade) school teacher for 41 years. Doris first taught at the young age of 19 and retired in 1986. Doris taught at rural schools in Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and California before settling in Albuquerque in 1960 and teaching at Bel Air and Arroyo Del Oso Elementary Schools. Doris was a member of Del Norte Baptist Church for the past 37 years. Doris moved to Edgewood in 2002 and attended Holy Cross Episcopal Church at that time. Doris always said the Bible was her favorite book, it was "good reading material." Her greatest achievements were her family, friends, students, living life and doing the things she loved. Doris was preceded in death by parents, brother, Harold Forrester, sister, Frances Forrester Pennington, special friends, Valiria Mae Brown and Walter and Esther Heidenreich. Doris is survived by daughter, Pamela Ann Ball and her husband, John, grandchildren, Nathan Tucker, Jason Ball and Amanda Ball, sister, Bea Forrester, brother, Donald Forrester and his wife June; nieces and nephews, Dana Caruso and her husband Steve, and their son Donovan, Donald Forrester and his sons, Brayden and Ethan, Cari Forrester, Melissa Mitchell and her husband, David and their daughter, Hayley and Michele Merten, and very special lifelong friends, Peggy Bell, Marge Nevitt and Doris Merten. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Carlisle Chapel. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Del Norte Baptist Church, at 5800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Officiating will be Rev. Raymond Raney and Rev. Chris Groves. Reception will follow at Del Norte Conference Center. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to an ongoing annual scholarship fund for college bound seniors from the Moriarty FFA Chapter in honor of Doris. Please send in care of Pam Ball, PO Box 2786, Edgewood, NM 87015. Her life's work was educating children, and so her legacy will continue through this scholarship. There were many people who loved and admired her sweet spirit and genuine love of life. Doris will be greatly missed. 
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Sep 25, 2012
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